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churchlanescaffoldingA backstreet in Ryde has been closed this afternoon after a delivery van clipped scaffolding on the side of a building, causing concern for the stability of the structure.

Firefighters from Ryde Fire Station were called to the scene in Church Lane after a refrigerated delivery van turned left from Yelfs Road, before striking the metal pole construction on the side of Yelfs Hotel.

churchlanescaffolding2Emergency services were alerted shortly before 15:20 due to concerns the vehicle had caused substantial damage to the scaffolding, which could have fell into surrounding buildings.

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The road has been closed in both directions by Police while Access Scaffold repair and make safe the scaffolding.

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